On Rock and Brock at WrestleMania 29: Rock has expressed his desire to be at WrestleMania this year and to be the WWE Champion at some point, he guaranteed it. I guarantee Cena is going to be there, Brock Lesnar has been discussing his return being at WrestleMania.
On a Possible Steve Austin Return: One thing I have learned in the WWE is never say never. I’d be surprised if Austin ever threw the trunks on again. You get to a certain point in your life where your mind thinks you can do a lot of things that you maybe can’t. I’d be surprised but I’ve learned in this business to never say never so you never know. I guarantee you CM Punk will be involved in Wrestlemania somehow. That’s one of the interesting things, The Rock came out earlier this year and guaranteed that at some point in time he would be the WWE Champion and it was his mission. Well it’s not 1999 anymore, it’s not 2002, it’s a different year and there’s a different group of guys. CM Punk has had a lock on that thing for a while and it’s no cakewalk for The Rock. It’s not like he’s going to walk back in here and take over. It’s going to be interesting to see.
On WrestleMania 29 in New York: WrestleMania, in the past few years, has been outdoors, but there’s a difference in April 7th in Miami and in New York so it could be a bit nippy. I think for fans it doesn’t make a difference, especially in the New York-area because the majority of fans are used to sitting in the cold watching football or other things. Fans that come in from outside will bring appropriate attire, I’m sure. Football they wear pads and helmets and stuff to keep warm, but guys wrestling in trunks is a bit different. We’ve got it all figured out to have the heating right and make sure that everybody being there is going to have an enjoyable experience. I think that at the end of the day, it’s not going to make a difference where we are, enclosed or open, the atmosphere is going to be the same, it’s going to be electric.
On Going to WrestleMania: I think WrestleMania is one of those events every year that whether you’re a huge fan of the WWE or not, it’s the think people are going to be talking about the next day. Beyond anything, it’s an unbelievable spectacle. If you are in the area, or thinking about being in the area, it’s really something you should be at. You don’t have to be a football fan to go to the Super Bowl, and that’s really what this is. It goes beyond just a wrestling ring and some WWE superstars, it becomes a cultural event and that’s the thing that really drives it. There’s Super Bowls, there’s World Series’ and there’s WrestleMania. It’s one of those every year events that just becomes the talk of the world.